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"Arthur's Seat - Old Volcano in the Heart of City" Top 5 Page for this destination Arthur's Seat Tip by scotlandscotour

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh: 42 reviews and 99 photos

  Arthur's Seat in Springtime
by scotlandscotour

A visit to Edinburgh is never complete without scaling the summit of Arthur's Seat, for a magnificent view, and the camaradery of fellow tourists, similarly breathless.

You will see Edinburgh laid out before you, be able to spot most of the main attractions, (as well as the Forth Rail Bridge & Estuary) and get some welcome exercise.

Allow a good hour, or two, and take water, food and warm clothing. Where else can you walk up a hill like this in the centre of such a beautiful city? It's like being God up there! But do take care as it has steep parts best avoided.

This picture was taken in Spring, and is of the southern approach, near the Commonwealth Swimming Pool. It is less busy than the way up from Holyrood. The summit can just be seen, through the trees.

Also see Salisbury Crags Tip. An enjoyable, shorter walk lower down the hill but with enough height for views of Edinburgh.

Directions: Next to Holyrood Palace, at lower end of the Royal Mile. Also can be approached from the Commonwealth Pool.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 19, 2004
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